Friday June the 21st General Smith before going over the said to , that if the Brethren would be still and let him alone manage affairs, himself there should be no blood shed; but if they did not there would something great come upon them which they did not expect.
Saturday June the 22nd Legion met as usual and after instructions was dismissed untill six o’clock P.M. and met again accordingly,
Gen. Smith recieved from the to day the Gen Powder letter. He also enjoined on all present, to carry out his views and never to give up our arms, which injunction he said was irrevocable.
The city Council also met and Gen. Smith gave orders to Marshall to prepare all the cloths there was in the several stores for tents for the Legion.
He also gave orders for the to be fortified forth with and that call out the several Regiments of the 2nd Cohort the next day in turn about 3 or 4 hours each with entrenching tools to command the fortification
He also gave orders that a standard be raised to the nations forth with with which was accordingly prepared
About Sun Down, General Smith ordered a council to be called consisting of , , & others, When Gen Smith stated, that if ever we are taken again & I will be massacred, I have sent away, I want to send away also to save him to avenge my blood. The Council was convened by & , just as the Message came to hand demanding all those whose names were in the writ, for breaking the press, after the reception of this message the same council convened again and decided in Genl Smith’s house and decided that Joseph & & some others should save themselves (see journal)
After the Council was over General Smith in Council gave with and gave orders to to rent s iron foundry regardless of the price and not rest till they have this place fortified with 40 mounted cannon and ball & shot in proportion, saying to that it should be given to him to know when he had procured enough. [p. ]